1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

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1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

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Post by TCELL » 01 Jul 2017, 21:53

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Today I brought home my first Cougar, it's a 1970 351,2v, automatic. Runs and drives, albeit poorly, and leaks like a sieve. My goal is to first get the car running right, and figure out where all the leaks are coming from. This car has not had any TLC in a long time. I will be working on it as time allows, mostly on weekends. I'm excited by the challenge, and at the same time, hope i am not over my head.
1970 XR7 351w 2v White w/ Dark Tobbaco interior

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Post by anthem75 » 16 Jul 2017, 10:54

Welcome to the club TCELL. I'm on my second Cougar and always feel like I'm in over my head. The little victories always feel better that way. My first Coug was very similar to yours. Happy to help if I can in anyway.
Cheers!
Dennis

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Post by TCELL » 16 Jul 2017, 14:51

Thanks. Haven't done anything yet, still checking it out. I think I have my game plan figured out. In the next couple weeks I should start breaking down the parts necessary to pull the engine, clean up the engine compartment.
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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 16 Jul 2017, 17:49

Welcome to the insanity!

Gary Hill
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Post by TCELL » 02 Aug 2017, 06:52

Started the tear down.
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Post by TCELL » 12 Aug 2017, 15:06

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Pretty much stripped, almost ready to pull.
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Post by TCELL » 20 Aug 2017, 20:23

Pulled the engine this Saturday.
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Ready for the builder Monday
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Cleaned the FMX
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Pan almost ready for some paint
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Spent some time cleaning the engine bay, gotta long way to go.
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Post by bmwhd1 » 22 Aug 2017, 13:30

Excellent opportunity to switch to a 5-speed manual ;-)
Todd

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Post by anthem75 » 04 Sep 2017, 23:40

Are you planning to do the engine bay yourself? You can save good money with some hard work and a lot of patience...

My old engine bay...


My new engine bay


You may want a professional finish though...this is just a rattle can job.

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Post by TCELL » 05 Sep 2017, 13:02

Yes, I am working on my engine bay as we speak. Yours looks nice and tidy. I am striving for that level. Just something that will make me happy.
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